Sun Tower by Aldar Properties

Launched back in Q4 2006, Sun Tower is part of a sizable mixed-use development that also contains Sky Tower and two of the tallest buildings in Shams Abu Dhabi the Shams Gate District, Al Reem Island. These are also the first A-grade structures delivered in this area. Initially, the entire complex was launched and developed by Sorouh Real Estate, however, as a result of the 2013 merger with Aldar Properties PJSC, it is now managed by the latter master developer.


About Sun Tower

Dedicated to solely residential spaces, the ellipse-shaped tower comprises 64 floors and its height reaches a whopping 810 ft. In total, there are 680 units in Sun Tower, including chic 1-3 bedroom apartments, with areas ranging from 796 sq. ft to 1,964 sq. ft. In addition to living and dining spaces, a certain number of 1-bedroom layouts feature a study and owners of 3-bedroom apartments also have a maid’s room at their full disposal as well. The bedrooms, foyers and living & dining areas in the Sun Tower residences have non-slip porcelain tiles and painted gypsum board ceilings. At the same time, the bathrooms are equipped with water closets, bidets, showers and baths from a range of leading European sanitary ware brands, such as Ideal Standard, Villeroy and Boch, Armitage Shanks and Grohe, among others. Not forgetting the stylish kitchens with marble worktops and beech cabinets, as well as premium appliances, including a gas cooker with a built-in oven and a hob, a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine and a fridge/freezer. As well as all the above, the bedrooms contain fully-fitted wardrobes with stainless steel satin finishes.

There is a wide selection of recreation and leisure amenities to be found on the podium of Sun Tower which is located on the fifth floor and is connected to Sky Tower. Residents are granted unrestricted access to:

  • Fitness center of 10,000 sq. ft
  • 2 gyms (mixed-use and ladies-only)
  • Exercise rooms
  • 2 squash courts
  • Games room
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Yoga lawn
  • Spa with designated male and female facilities (incl. a sauna, a steam room and massage rooms)
  • Party room with a pantry and a bar
  • Spacious sun deck
  • Infinity pool of 229 ft
  • Lap pool of 164 ft
  • Children’s pool and playgrounds
  • Recreational pool with an infinity edge
  • Pool cabanas
  • Pool bar
  • Business center with 2 boardrooms
  • Parking spaces


Property Prices

The initial cost for a 1-bedroom apartment with an area of 846 sq. ft in Sun Tower is priced at AED 760,000 (USD 207,000).

If you are opting for an apartment near the Gate District, it is also worth considering Hydra Avenue Towers which houses a swimming pool, a billiards room and a basketball court, among other amenities. A 1-bedroom residence in this complex is priced at a minimum of AED 680,000 (USD 185,200).


Sun Tower is strategically located within the vicinity of Al ’Oud St and Al Reem St, facilitating an easy commute around Abu Dhabi. That being said, the mainland of the emirate is less than 15 minutes’ away and travel time to Abu Dhabi International Airport takes a maximum of 30 minutes. In addition, residents of Sun Tower can easily move around the city using public transport as there are several bus stations adjacent to the development, such as Al Rayfah St/Stop 1072, Al Rayfah St/Stop 1074 and Al ’Oud St/Gate Towers, just to name a few.

On top of all that, homeowners of the supertall tower are surrounded by healthcare facilities, academic institutions, supermarkets, pharmacies and parks. The following destinations are located within a 15-minute walk:

  • Burjeel Al Reem Pharmacy
  • Burjeel Day Surgery Center
  • Reem Hospital
  • Grandiose Supermarket
  • Al Maya Supermarket
  • Repton – Fry Campus
  • Gateway Park
  • Al Fay Park

Not forgetting the fact that Sun Tower also boasts close proximity to one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the UAE; Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Established back in 2006, this is the first campus of the university outside France, which means its degrees are officially accredited globally and follow the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

Residents of Sun Tower can make the most of the iconic Reem Mall, which is set to open in Q1 2022 and will be just 20 minutes’ away from the complex. This will be the first omnichannel mall in the world, combining conventional shopping with digital solutions, including websites, apps, targeted promotions and customized recommendations. Not only will it offer the ultimate shopping and dining experience with 450 stores and 85 F&B venues, but it will also include thrilling entertainment activities in Snow Park Abu Dhabi, which will be one of the world’s largest snow parks.

Investment Appeal

Sun Tower was successfully completed in Q2 2011 so you can move in right away after the finalization of the purchase or lease it if you are acquiring a property for commercial use. It is worth noting that Al Reem Island is one of Abu Dhabi's freehold areas, meaning that real estate buyers of all nationalities are allowed to benefit from 100% property ownership. Therefore you are free to rent, lease, resell or mortgage a Sun Tower apartment at any time after the purchase.

According to Bayut, 1-bedroom apartments in this development generate an ROI of about 7%, which makes it a lucrative real estate investment option in 2022. That being said, the annual rental price for a 1-bedroom residence with an area of 900 sq. ft starts from AED 58,000 (USD 15,800).

Aside from the above-mentioned amenities, Sun Tower is anchored by a well-appointed retail center; SHAMS Boutik, which comprises the ground and the first-floor podiums of the residential complex. The podiums feature banking facilities, a Waitrose supermarket, hair and beauty salons, a bakery, F&B venues, specialty shops and a pharmacy, catering to every need of residents in the development. Sun Tower is also quite popular among families with small children as it houses Mosaic Nursery, with a range of facilities, including a library, an outdoor play area and classrooms as well.